5 reasons to move to a coastal town

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Modern living can take a strain on most people. There are pressures of providing for families, kids to send to school and bills upon bills, that can pile up like mountains. This can make modern life unbearable. Often this leads people to desperately need some kind of lifestyle change. If you are living in an urban expanse far away from the ocean, maybe you need to leave your city slicking ways behind and head for the coast. 

Yes, this can seem unattainable and one of the issues is financial instability as coastal living is often based on a seasonal lifestyle. However, the positives definitely outweigh the negatives and towns such as Umdloti on the North Coast of KZN could be one of the best options for this much-needed lifestyle change. As residents have opportunities to work in nearby Umhlanga or Durban. Here are 5 reasons why moving to the coast could be the best decision you ever make. 

Clean Ocean Air

According to popular UK based publication, The Daily Mail, living by open bodies of water or the ocean can drastically improve your health in various ways. 
“Research shows that the sound of waves alters wave patterns in the brain lulling you into a deeply relaxed state. Relaxing in this way can help rejuvenate the mind and body. Also, floating in water means blood is diverted around from our lower limbs and pumped towards our abdominal region - the part of the body near the heart - because we are no longer standing upright. Fresh blood being pumped around the body brings more oxygen to our brain which makes us more alert and active”. - 

Healthier lifestyle

Living close to the beach promotes a healthier lifestyle as it encourages people to be more connected to the ocean. Ocean sports are very good for one's general fitness. Pastimes such as surfing promote a lifestyle where individuals are encouraged to wake up early and enjoy the day. This is very important in promoting health and wellness. Other popular ocean-based sports include fishing, scuba diving, kayaking and stand up paddleboarding. 

A great way to raise children

Raising a child by the ocean is great because it enables them to appreciate the outdoors. An appreciation for the outdoors is highly important in an ever-changing urban environment, where most of the time video games, television, and shopping centres are the order of the day. Raising a child outdoors will help them harbour better habits and have better lifestyle choices all round. 

Get used to seasonal living

Most who move to a coastal town will have to get used to seasonal living. As things will be extremely busy during certain times, yet desolately quiet during other times. Business will be affected by this. But don’t see this as a curse but a blessing as this gives one an ideal opportunity to live life in a balanced way where family and beach time go hand in hand with hard seasonal work. Cash in, when you can and enjoy the outdoors and the company of loved ones during the rest of the time.

Getting in touch with nature

Places like Umdloti on the North Coast of KZN are great destinations to get in touch with nature. The whole North Coast is littered with splendid fauna and flora, one such location is the Lake Victoria swallow viewing site which is renowned the world over for its spectacular views of migrating swallows. 

Leading world renown property brokerage Century 21 have two available properties for sale in Umdloti. It would seem that there really couldn’t be a better time to invest in this formidable location for beach-side living. Life is short so why not move from the hustle and bustle to somewhere slightly quieter and more tranquil. Umdloti is a great place to relocate, with its proximity to King Shaka International Airport and the city of Durban it would seem there really isn’t a better time to make the move to this breathtaking beach town.

Author: Century 21 South Africa

Submitted 08 May 18 / Views 519

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